Wingra West Watershed Study
Last Updated: 05/04/2019
The City of Madison will complete a watershed study in the Wingra West watershed (as shown below). A local consulting engineer, Brown and Caldwell, will complete the study.
The Wingra West watershed drains east to Lake Wingra.
The studies are expected to take over 18 months. During this time, the city will look at watersheds as a whole to make sure solving a flooding problem upstream won’t push more water downstream and cause more flooding.
Public Information Meetings
The first public information meeting for this watershed was held on Wednesday, May 1 at the Cherokee Middle School Cafeteria, 4301 Cherokee Dr.
Information at all Public Information Meetings will be similar, however each respective meeting will have some content tailored to the specific watershed. In addition to West Wingra, the City hosted the following meetings so far in the process:
- Strickers/Mendota Watershed Public Information Meeting, 6-8 p.m., April 22, Asbury United Methodist Church, 6101 University Ave.
- Spring Harbor Watershed Public Information Meeting, 6-8 p.m., April 25, Madison Memorial High Auditorium, 201 S Gammon Rd.
- Madison Pheasant Branch Watershed Public Information Meeting, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., May 4, Edgewood College -- Deming Way Campus 1255 Deming Way, Room 150-153
Watershed Study Information
To learn more about flash flooding and why the City is completing a watershed study in this area please visit: Flash Flooding Resilience Story Map
Listen to a presentation about the City's watershed studies at: Watershed Studies 2019 Audio Presentation
If anyone has experienced flooding, and is willing to share with the City, please report it on the City's website. Even if a homeowner reported flooding to 2-1-1, FEMA, or a City official, the City needs standardized information to create stormwater models that show existing flooding conditions. The flood data helps the City prioritize different flood projects and future watershed studies.